Performance dates: April 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19
Times: Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30, Sundays at 4 p.m.
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The University of Toledo Department of Theatre and Film will transform its Center Theatre in the Center for Performing Arts to become the Kit Kat Klub, the tawdry 1930’s hot spot that is the setting for the musical CABARET, to make audience members feel as though they are experiencing it for themselves. The UT production of CABARET is unique, however, because it references both the past and the present, by blending the styles and looks of the 1930s with video projection and references to current issues.
The story of CABARET centers on the employees and patrons of the Kit Kat Klub, a cabaret-style nightclub in Berlin. The characters in CABARET are searching for fame, love and sexual freedom, as the lurking shadow of Nazi Germany begins its ascent.
Directed by Theatre Lecturer, Irene Alby, and choreographed by Michael Lang, a resident Choreographer/Artistic Director for the Toledo Ballet, the University production presents the popular 1998 Broadway version of the musical. The 1998 version was based on the book by Joe Masteroff, the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood, with music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. It was co-directed and choreographed by Rob Marshall and directed by Sam Mendes. UT’s CABARET will also be accompanied by a live chamber orchestra and features favorite musical numbers including It Couldn't Please Me More, Willkommen, Cabaret, Don't Tell Mama, Two Ladies and more.